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Warriors' dream season rolls on to NBA Finals

Golden State is back in the Finals for the first time since 1975 after disposing of the Rockets, setting up a battle with the Cavaliers for the title.

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Lowe: Rebirth of the NBA post-up game

While the efficiency of the 3-pointer and the pick-and-roll have dominated NBA offenses, an old standard is making a quiet and effective comeback, Zach Lowe writes.

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Riley makes second podium appearance

Stephen Curry brought his daughter Riley with him to the postgame media conference. Later, he told Sage Steele on SportsCenter that Riley was the star of the series and that it was only fitting she get another shot at the podium.

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Thibodeau firing grows more likely

The Bulls are giving increasing consideration to firing coach Tom Thibodeau and absorbing the corresponding financial hit, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. There's nearly $9M left on the coach's contract.

First-time MVP in the Finals

Stephen Curry and LeBron James will meet in the NBA Finals, just the 6th time a first-time MVP reached the NBA Finals in the same season as winning MVP against a multiple-time MVP. It hasn't happened since Karl Malone won MVP honors in 1997 before facing Michael Jordan in the NBA Finals.

Cleveland close to ending title drought?

The city of Cleveland has gone nearly 51 years since winning a major sports title, and when you consider all of their major pro teams, Cleveland franchises have completed 143 SEASONS since last claiming a league championship.

Draymond Green on SportsCenter

"I think that definitely makes a difference, especially going up against LeBron James ... but the one thing we have in our back pocket is we're determined." Draymond Green on the Warriors' lack of experience

Curry on his daughter at the podium

"I think she's taking advantage of the moment for sure. She's way too comfortable." Live on SportsCenter

Stephen Curry (and Riley) at the podium

"We wanted to appreciate the moment and not take it for granted ... We're going to appreciate what we've done. It was tough winning the Western Conference." Live on SportsCenter

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SPLASH. The Warriors and their NBA MVP are headed to the Finals. This will be GSW's first trip to the NBA Finals in 40 years.

MVP enjoys the moment

Stephen Curry took a moment with his daughter, Riley, soaking in the Game 5 victory and the first NBA Finals appearance for the Warriors in 40 years.

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